Mike Stone runs viroliegy.com, which is a general critique of the field of virology, including viruses, contagion, PCR, isolation, specific viral diseases, and more.
The conventional understanding is as follows.
Virology is the scientific study of viruses, which are tiny infectious agents that can only replicate inside the cells of living organisms. Viruses are not considered living organisms themselves because they lack the ability to carry out metabolic processes and reproduce independently.
Viruses are composed of genetic material, either DNA or RNA, enclosed in a protein coat called a capsid. Some viruses also have an outer envelope derived from the host cell’s membrane. The viral genome contains the instructions for replicating the virus and hijacking the host cell’s machinery.
Furthermore, viruses are obligate intracellular parasites, meaning they require host cells to reproduce. The replication cycle typically involves attachment of the virus to a specific receptor on the host cell surface, entry into the cell, release of the viral genetic material, replication of the viral genome, synthesis of viral proteins, assembly of new viral particles, and finally, release from the host cell.
However, most of the conventional understanding has never actually been observed in a controlled environment.
The Rosenau Experiment, between 1918-1919, is a largely memory-holed chapter in history.
Basically, it was a series of Harvard-funded experiments conducted by Milton Rosenau during the Spanish Flu pandemic. The experiments were designed to test the hypothesis that the virus could be transmitted through the air.
The experiment began with 100 volunteers from the navy who had no history of Influenza. Despite exposure to the virus through nasal and throat secretions, blood, and items used by infected patients, none of the volunteers contracted the virus. Rosenau concluded that the virus was not transmitted through these methods.
Mike believes that viral diseases are a myth and that the conventional understanding is wrong.